“Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire Is clean. ” This quote shows how Montage feels about Burning books In the beginning of the story he finds In enjoyable and Likes doing It. “There must be something In books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing. This happens when the old women stay behind with her kooks to burn montage starts to see that there must be something inside the books that are worth going over and now he is curious about what can be so valuable. “Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he’s the Lord of all Creation”. Here you can tell that Montage read books and found the Joy in reading now he doesn’t want to burn books, but he wants to protect them instead. Before Montage wanted to burn books with fire now he sees fire as a threat to the books and doesn’t like fire anymore.
Fire shows Its destruction by burning things Like books and at one point It burns up a woman not willing to part with her books. This shows how Montage used this as a destructive tool. Later on Claries talks to Montage and shows him that fire Is also a candle light so It can be controlled and symbolizes knowledge and wisdom. This shows how fire can be used as a good thing as well too not so good thing in the novel fire takes two different meanings destruction and renewal and that is very interesting.